Selenium Supplements Big Rapids MI
Ann Arbor, MI
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Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor, MI
Selenium: Too Much of a Good Thing?
By Matthew Solan
Selenium supplements have been touted as possible cancer fighters, but taken over a long period they might also increase your risk of type-2 diabetes by up to 50 percent, says a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Scientists wanted to examine whether selenium might prevent diabetes, since previous animal studies suggested it improves glucose metabolism. In an ironic twist, they found that not only does the supplement not prevent diabetes, it may actually cause the disease.
Researchers at England’s Warwick Medical School analyzed a double-blind trial in which about 600 people received 200 mcg of selenium daily for 41/2 years. During that time, the participants had significantly fewer incidences of lung, colorectal, and prostate cancer. The same group, which continued to take the selenium, was then followed for an average of 7.7 years. In that span, type-2 diabetes developed in just under 10 percent of selenium users compared with 6.5 percent of the placebo group.
The lead researcher noted that further studies are needed, but added that most people already get adequate amounts of selenium in their food (Brazil nuts, fish, and cooked barley are particularly rich sources) so extra doses may not be worth the risk.
Author: Matthew Solan
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Mercy Health Partners High School Student Heart Screenings 2012-2013
Dates: 12/5/2012 – 8/7/2013
Mercy Health Partners Hackley CampusMuskegon
Mercy Health Partners' High School Student Heart ScreeningsMHP Student Heart Screenings are free and open to any High School student . Download Forms !!!
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NEW VIDEO! Check out the heart screening video to see just how easy (and pain free) it is! The heart screenings attempt to identify any pre-existing heart conditions that could potentially increase a student's risk of vigorous physical activity and/or athletic competition. High School Student Heart Screenings are a five-step process that take place at Mercy Health Partners' Hackley Campus Youngberg Auditorium and are completed in approximately 15 minutes: Station 1: Check inStation 2: Healthy Heart Check History Questionnaire review and blood pressure checkStation 3: 12-lead EKGStation 4: Echocardiogram (if indicated)Station 5: Check out Your child's records will be reviewed by a cardiologist within a few days. Within 10 days, you will receive either a letter indicating your child is at low risk or a request for a follow up visit with a physician.
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MHP Student Heart Screenings are free and open to any High School student . Each student must have a parent or guardian's consent to undergo the screening. The student athlete must be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and born between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 1998.